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  • B.S. in Corporate and Homeland Security

    Protect our national infrastructure from terrorism and other criminal threats . . .
    Learn what you need to be successful in an expanding and dynamic field playing a role in virtually every business and government field.
    Degree:
    B.S.
    School:
    School of Business
    Location:
    Dobbs Ferry, Bronx & Online
    Credits:
    120

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Corporate and Homeland Security B.S. Curriculum

General Liberal Arts and Sciences
General Education Requirements 60 Credits

ECON 210, 230, SOCL 101, 212, and PSYN 101 are prerequisites for the major and must be used to fulfill general education requirements

Major Concentration

Core 21 Credits
Concentration Courses 24 Credits
Open Electives 15 Credits
Total 120 Credits

Students who choose the major concentration in Corporate and Homeland Security must complete:

Corporate and Homeland Security Core

  • CHSC 120 Investigative Tech & Reporting
  • CHSC 140 Intro to Homeland Security
  • CHSC 235 Foundations Risk Management
  • CHSC 245 Legal Aspects Security Mgmt
  • IASP 230 Introduction to Cybersecurity or IASP 330 Dster Recvry/Business Continut
  • MGMT 225 Principles of Management
  • MGMT 255 Info Systems for Mgmnt

Corporate and Homeland Security *

  • CHSC 315 Terrorism
  • CHSC 325 Person/Physical Property Secur
  • CHSC 345 Corp Sec/National Infrastructr
  • CHSC 350 Security Crisis Management
  • CHSC 435 Advanced Risk Management
  • CHSC 445 Hmlnd Dfns Struc/Nat Incd Mgmt
  • MGMT 340 Organizational Behavior
  • SOCL 255 Managing Human Conflict I

Open Electives

Any five courses

* There is a 15-credit residency requirement in the major concentration of Corporate and Homeland Security, which must be satisfied by Corporate and Homeland Security (CHSC) courses. 

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Students are required take CHSC 140, 235, 245, and pick two electives from CHSC 315, 325, 350, 445 for a total of 15 credits. 

Academic Program Sequence Map
How long does earning a degree take?
Full-time students can complete the 120-credit degree program in four years.
Are department faculty available for academic advising?
Yes, faculty are always ready to help students with questions about what courses to take, the sequencing of courses, and career opportunities, including internships and cooperative education.
Why is this degree unique to other Homeland Security degrees?
It’s multidisciplinary. Which means it offers courses in business and security concepts.
What is the first step in the admissions process?
Click on "Apply Now" on the Mercy homepage or call 1.877.MERCY.GO to apply for admission to Mercy College and arrange for an appointment with an Admissions Counselor. Bring your completed application form and copies of your high school and/or college transcripts with you at the time of your appointment.
How many credits can be transferred from another institution?
Up to 75 credits from a two-year institution. Up to 90 from a four-year institution. Up to 90 credits combined however the credits may not exceed 75 credits from any combination of two-year institutions as they apply to your chosen degree. In addition you may only transfer in two courses of upper-level business credit (six credits) to apply to the major / specialization.
Is Mercy College a nonsectarian institution?
Yes. Qualified applicants are admitted without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or physical disability.

Corporate and Homeland Security Overview

Mercy College's Bachelor of Science degree in Corporate and Homeland Security Management is a 4-year degree offered through the School of Business. It is the first undergraduate degree of its kind, designed to provide a comprehensive background for students interested in pursuing professional managerial careers in the private or public sectors where business and security skills coexist. The B.S. degree in Corporate and Homeland Security Management offers students a cutting edge degree: one which speaks to the expanding and dynamic role that security now plays in virtually every business and government career.

Corporate and Homeland Security FAQS

How long does earning a degree take?
Full-time students can complete the 120-credit degree program in four years.
Is Mercy College a nonsectarian institution?
Yes. Qualified applicants are admitted without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or physical disability.
Meet Sgt. Lucas Scimia

Mercy College understands the complex transition soldiers face when they return to civilian life. Sgt. Lucas Scimia is getting his degree in Corporate and Homeland Security--with the support of a college community committed to helping him succeed.

Corporate and Homeland Security Fast Facts

  • Coursework focusing on the National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • Emphasis on team building within a dynamic environment
  • Internships with agencies securing the country 
  • Gain a multidisciplinary degree by taking courses in business and security concepts

Career Opportunities

Graduates may seek positions such as: public safety (Police/Fire/EMS), criminal justice, emergency management, federal law enforcement, government service (local, state, federal), cybersecurity, national security intelligence, U.S. defense and armed forces, and corporate security.

Program Outcomes

By the end of this program, students should be able to: 

  • Explain general emergency management, business management, and budgetary principles, as they relate to private and public sector security operations and disaster preparedness
  • Describe the social, economic, and legal aspects of corporate and homeland security management in today’s complex world
  • Conduct a risk assessment and analyze the threat of terrorism on business both domestically and globally
  • Act ethically, as it relates to business management
  • Use technology with regards to information management
  • Communicate knowledge of security related information effectively through written and oral formats
  • Apply mitigation and preparedness skills in response to natural and manmade disasters
  • Articulate the role of the National Incident Management System in collaborating and integrating resources to respond to, manage, and recover from national emergencies
  • Function effectively as team members and, where appropriate, as team leaders